Uber launches API to enable seamless ride hailing from within any app
Brad Chacos |
Aug. 21, 2014
Uber is already available in 150 cities and nearly 50 countries around the globe, but now the ride-sharing app wants to spread throughout the virtual world. On Wednesday, the company announced that it was making an Uber application programming interface (API) available for developers, allowing them to embed Uber functionality right inside third-party apps.
But right now, the launch of the Uber API makes it even easier for people — mostly city dwellers — to catch a quick ride when one is needed. That's nothing but good news for you, me, Uber, and the developers whose apps can now deliver an even more helpful experience. Lyft drivers probably won't be too happy about it, though.